My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty CurranMy Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran

My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel

byKitty Curran

Paperback | April 3, 2018

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The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after

You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.
Larissa Zageris and Kitty Curran are the creative team behind the hit viral Kickstarter project Taylor Swift: Girl Detective as well as countless other zines and comics. Larissa is a writer, educator, and photographer whose work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, among many other internet places. Kitty is an illustrator and...
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Title:My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.3 × 0.9 inPublished:April 3, 2018Publisher:Quirk BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1683690133

ISBN - 13:9781683690139

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This is so far my favourite read of the year! This book made me laugh like a mad woman, so much so that I couldn't read it in public places! If you are looking for a hilarious read that will keep you entertained, this is it!
Date published: 2018-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! When I was a kid, lots of my classmates loved choose your own adventure stories. But I didn’t. I wanted a complete story to read, and I didn’t want anything to change from the original. However, I thought I would give this one a try since I love Victorian romances. And I loved it! There are three directions your story could go. You could choose the brooding Sir Benedict Granville, who is like Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. You could choose Captain Angus McTaggart, who is like Jamie from Outlander. Or you could choose to go on an adventure with the socialite Lady Evangeline. For my review, I followed the path with Angus MacTaggart, also known as Mac. The story was so entertaining! It had everything from a spy, a faked death, orphans, and a burned down mansion, all of which are aspects that make a great Victorian novel. I loved this story and I was satisfied with the ending. The great thing about this book is that you can read it over and over, following different paths, and end up with different endings. I will definitely be reading this book again! I received a copy of this book from the publisher on NetGalley.
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read! Never read an interactive novel before but now I realize how much I needed this! I loved getting to pick my own fate. It was so much fun and tons of adventure!
Date published: 2018-05-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great concept I liked the concept of the book, choosing your own path. However, the writing itself somewhat annoyed me while reading.
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fun read from the beginning From the very start this book was fun. The writing was fantastic and entertaining. Even when some parts got corny it was still hot and hilarious. I couldn't put it down, nor did I want to.
Date published: 2018-04-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FUN! FUN! FUN! Must read for fans of romance. This book is a very funny, tongue in cheek homage to romance and it's many sub-genres, with nods to Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Mysteries of Udolpho, Ode to a Grecian Urn, and so many others.
Date published: 2018-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Wow this book was so well done is a fun read the interacting was so fun do do story line amazing ,could not put it down ..In a world of so much heart breaking or horror times this book made me feel good for a change..I sure hope for the authors to do more..
Date published: 2018-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, Hilarious, Must-Try! I've never read an interactive story before so it was really refreshing to try to picture myself as the main character in a book. My Lady's Choosing is a hilarious love story with no shortage of swoons and eye rolls. The book starts off introducing you to yourself and a couple other leading figures. Maybe because of my love for historical settings I found I was able to comfortably settle myself into the role. The instructions were easy to follow and even humourous to read. I liked that you never know which path your choices could lead you. Until that find THE END everything was fair game. I’ve gone through a couple different scenarios and each one made me laugh. They were creative for sure but some were just plain ridiculous. It was impossible not to let lose a chuckle at some of word choices. The dramatic descriptions and witty dialogues were spot on. While some storylines may have been a tad far-fetched, others made sense and fitted well with the choices. The stories also weren't very long so I had some time to play through a couple different scenarios. There were times when I wasn't sure if I should be taking myself seriously. Especially in a situation where I'm suppose to "...wipe some of the dirt and blood from Benedict's firm pectorals, biting your lip at the sight of his deeply masculine chest." (p. 148). Isn't that just every lady's fantasy come true ;) All in all, My Lady's Choosing was a well-thought-out hoot of an interactive read. If you're a reader and fancy taking center stage for once pick this book up. You might just find yourself in the embrace of a strapping lad galloping atop his handsome steed towards a most dazzling sunrise~
Date published: 2018-04-06

Read from the Book

"Move that leg, girl!” the dowager Lady Craven hisses as she prods you with her cane. The two of you are sitting in the back of her rather shabby carriage on the way to your first social event since you started working as her lady’s companion more than a year ago. Sadly, this behavior is far from extraordinary, so you merely sigh and squeeze yourself into an even tinier part of the seat. At this point, one more prod and you would be making love to the carriage door.     “Such a miserable occasion. I can’t think why Evangeline is making us attend,” Lady Craven mutters.     “Well, it is for the widows and orphans of the war—” you venture to say politely, before being cut off with a glare that could strip paint.     “Did I sound like I wanted your opinion?” You know what’s good for you and stop talking immediately. Lady Craven continues on her tirade. “Truly, you are just as woolheaded as your grandfather was. Odious man! I have no idea what your grandmother was thinking when she married him—and with no fortune to recommend him, either! I daresay your late father was just the same, seeing as he didn’t see fit to provide for you after his death . . .”     Spending most of your time with Lady Craven has made you a master at biting your tongue, yet her cruel words about your beloved papa cut you to your core. Still, you depend upon the old dragon for your entire livelihood, so you have no choice but to grit your teeth and clench your fists into the worn fabric of your dress. An old castoff from Lady Craven, the frock is at least twenty years out of date, and you highly suspect that she chose it for you because the mustard-yellow color clashes horribly with your complexion.     “If it wasn’t for the affection I still hold for your late mother, I should have cast you out into the street! And what would you have done then, eh?”     You brood silently yet demurely.     “Probably try to find yourself a protector, no doubt!” she continues. “Just as you have shamelessly set your cap at Sir Charles Burley-Fanshaw. Though I doubt anyone would want to have anything to do with such a silly little chit!”     Your fists grip even tighter around the fabric of your skirts. The repellent Sir Charles is old enough to be your grandpapa and has indeed been sniffing around your person, looking no doubt for a pretty, compliant, and much younger bride. Still, would life in a loveless marriage be any worse than the one you live now?     The carriage arrives at your destination, and you are shaken from your gloomy thoughts—if only for a moment. Perhaps tonight will be the night when everything changes? Do you accompany your tyrannical employer to the fundraising ball for the Society for the Protection of Widows and Orphans of the War? The company may be atrocious, but balls are fun! If so, turn to page 67.Or do you run away from Lady Craven, only to find yourself with no other means of survival than to sell your young body into the cold, cruel night? If so, do not go to any other place in this book, for you will be utterly doomed and dead from syphilis within a year. Sorry. This may be a choosable-path adventure, but as a penniless young unmarried woman at the start of the nineteenth century, your options are somewhat limited. They will get better, though! Turn to page 67.

Editorial Reviews

“An enticing romp.”—Entertainment Weekly“Choose your own adventure and succumb to your passions again and again and again.”—Chicago Reader“A tale of non-stop intrigue. . . . [My Lady’s Choosing] is the perfect introduction to Regency era romance.”—The Gazette“I don’t want to influence your path, except with this: buy the book, take some romance for a spin, and have some laughs along the way.”—Geeks of Doom“Curran and Zageris’s cheeky riff on the Choose Your Own Adventure stories puts readers in the shoes of a feisty 28-year-old Regency miss who’s living as a lady’s companion to a sour dowager… those looking for a farcical romp will find plenty of laughs, winks, and nods in how the stories play out.”—Publishers Weekly“A Byronic hero, a Highlander and a scandalous aristocratic lady as potential lovers? We’re sold.”—BookPage“You've never read a book like this before! Both hysterical and utterly engrossing, this book puts you in the driver's seat of your own historical romance. While reading MY LADY'S CHOOSING, I laughed, I swooned, and then I started again from page one to do it all over again with a different love interest!”—Carrie DiRisio, author of  BroodingYAHero: Becoming A Main Character (almost) As Awesome as Me